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By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 - 7:28 pm
Above: The 2016 Catskills Food Guide. On the cover: Mama's Boy Burgers in Tannersville, shot by Andrea Cabane. The print 2016 Catskills Food Guide has hit the street: pick up a free print copy in over 100 locations, or buy a digital edition to read on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 - 11:35 am
The 2016 Catskills Food Guide is out. Click here for more info. - Ed. Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Food Guide to send us their photos of Catskills food and farms. This year, 25 photographers entered our 2016 Catskills... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016 - 11:23 am
Most people have never tried birch syrup, the reddish cousin of maple syrup that is made from the sap of birch trees. When they do, they’re in for a surprise: birch syrup’s tangy, pungent flavor is unlike anything else. “I usually say it’s like a cross... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 - 4:26 pm
Above: Maple syrup on pancakes at Buck Hill Farm in Jefferson. Photo by Heather Phelps-Lipton.  Shake off the late-winter blahs and come celebrate Maple Weekend--actually two weekends of open houses--in the sugar shacks of the Catskills. The first of the... Read more
By J.N. Urbanski on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 - 10:49 am
Above: Kham and Jamie Nguyen putting siding on their new Mount Tremper farmstand, which is scheduled to open in April. Photo by J.N. Urbanski.  A new roadside farmstand is slated to open in the Ulster County town of Shandaken this spring, next door to... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2016 - 11:53 am
Above: Sap buckets in the sun. Photo by Rebecca Andre of Mountain Girl Photography and Design.  “A sap-run is the sweet good-bye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.” - John Burroughs, “Signs and Seasons," 1886 Commercial... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2016 - 11:41 am
Above: Maple tapping by Karen Wallace, an entry in the 2016 Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest.  Want to make your own maple syrup? Here’s a step-by-step guide to small-scale backyard maple production: Before you get started, here are some tips from the... Read more
By swidmeyer on Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 - 6:23 pm
By Jane Margolies on Friday, Mar. 4, 2016 - 7:29 pm
Above: The Bovina creamery building. Photo by Stephen O'Grady.  When the Bovina Center Co-op Dairy, better known as the Bovina creamery, was shuttered in 1973, it was a sure sign that the Delaware County town’s best dairying days were over. After seven... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 - 10:30 am
Above: Local fire companies stationed at Smokin Boars BBQ on Route 28 in Phoenicia on Thursday evening, Feb. 25. Photo by Lissa Harris. Smokin Boars BBQ, a new barbecue restaurant that opened three months ago in the Ulster County hamlet of Phoenicia,... Read more

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